Dictionary Results for refer

1. refer - verb

· make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

Synonym(s): mention, advert, bring_up, cite, name

Hypernym(s): think_of, have_in_mind, mean

2. refer - verb

· be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

Synonym(s): pertain, relate, concern, come_to, bear_on, touch, touch_on, have_to_do_with

3. refer - verb

· think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another; "This plant can be referred to a known species"

Hypernym(s): classify, class, sort, assort, sort_out, separate

4. refer - verb

· send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision; "refer a patient to a specialist"; "refer a bill to a committee"

Hypernym(s): send, direct

5. refer - verb

· seek information from; "You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"

Synonym(s): consult, look_up

Hypernym(s): research

6. refer - verb

· have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' "

Synonym(s): denote

Hypernym(s): mean, intend, signify, stand_for

7. refer - verb

· use a name to designate; "Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary"

Hypernym(s): name, call, know_as, be_known_as

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